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Trinity Times

September 26, 2019

Two Calls to Action

United Auto Worker’s Rally this Friday

As you may have heard in the news, the UAW is on a nationwide strike against GM. This Friday (9-27) community, labor, and religious leaders are standing in solidarity with the workers in the St. Louis region. If you want to join the rally, please meet at the Jobs with Justice office on 2725 Clifton Ave at 9 AM. 

Trinity McDonald’s Workers Solidarity Team 

The leadership of Fight for $15 has invited Trinity to sponsor the McDonald’s store on Lindell Ave as part of their campaign to end sexual harassment and organizing retaliation in the workplace. As a sponsoring parish, members of the Trinity solidarity team will show up in support of workers at the Lindell when they are mistreated by management. If you want to be part of this team, please contact Fr. Jon. 

2020 Stewardship Campaign


Our 2020 stewardship campaign is underway and, this year, we're focusing on gratitude. Are grateful for something or someone at Trinity?  Share it by posting on the easel in the Narthex — Post-Its and Sharpies are at the ready!  Our collective shares may inspire each of us in new ways as we are contemplating pledges to Trinity for 2020. Thanks in advance for your contributions – the pledge ingathering date is Sunday, Nov. 10

Children’s Sunday School Leadership This Sunday 

Story: The Flood and the Ark
Story Teller – Kathleen McMan
Door Person – Jeff Wunrow
Yoga – Melissa Morgan
Childcare – Katie Wolf 
Activities – Barb Holmes 

Bible Study this Sunday at 9:30 AM 

This Sunday, we will finish our study of James’ Epistle, focusing especially on the 5th chapter. 

Dennis Kinealy Funeral this Saturday at 2 PM

Services will be held for Dennis Kinealy at 2 PM this Saturday. If you would like to bring a dish to share for the reception, please contact Senior Warden Adrienne Fly. Memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Food Ministry. 

New Albs are Here. Fitting this Sunday!

Trinity is in the process of replacing some of our old and worn-out albs. If you are an altar server, you are invited to an alb fitting this Sunday after church in the South Parish Hall. 

Serving this Sunday
September 29, 2019


The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 a.m.
Deacon: The Rev. Harry Leip
Usher: Bob Emert

10:30 a.m.
Chalice 1 Lisa Will-Smith
Chalice 2 Karin Layher
Thurifer: Tammy O’Donnell
Crucifer: Mike Fowlkes
Torches: Fritzi Baker, Steven Forsyth
Reader 1: Dave Rueschhoff
Reader 2: Mary Seager 
Intercessor: TBD
Healing Minister: Mary Seager
Eucharistic Visitor: Lisa Will-Smith
Ushers: John Carroll, Faith Sandler
Greeter: Joyce LaFontain
Sacristans: Jim Andris 
Flowers: Barb Holmes
Coffee Hour: Hazel Kirk
Offering Counters: Jeanie Frazee, Hal Morgan
Monday Bread Pick-Up: Jeremy Logan, Melissa Wobbe
Bread Bagger: Judy Leon
Hot Lunch Provider: St. Francis Episcopal Church
Hot Lunch Innkeeper: Allison Imbriglia


Flowers at the Altar

Trinity actively seeks donations each week for the beautiful flowers at the altar on Sundays.  You don’t have to buy or arrange the flowers – our Flower Guild volunteers do that for you! Just go to our website – under Worship, select Altar Flowers (direct link is and fill out the form – your name, how much you’d like to donate (we suggest a $40 minimum), the date you’d prefer, and if you want them in thanksgiving or in memory of someone or something. Dates already taken are so noted on the form. Then just write a check to Trinity, note that it is for flowers, and get it to Bill Ader. Thank you in advance for contributing to the beauty of Trinity’s services. Let’s fill the calendar for weeks to come!

Thanks to Ed Riedel for planning Sunday's Hot Lunch and to Fritzi Baker, Steven Forsyth and Mimi Will for serving the meal.

Sermons from the past eight Sundays are available on our website's sermon page.

Food Ministry News

This week has been full of tales of Dennis. Everyone has a story to share about this lovable man who was such a big part of our life in community. There is a great sadness that comes to many of us from his absence. But there is a great joy knowing that he is truly free now and no longer homeless. His service will be held at Trinity on Saturday, September 28 at 2 pm. In his memory, a monetary donation may be made to Trinity Food Ministry. Or, if you prefer, donate some of those things he often requested: new socks, razors, combs, backpacks, light weight thermal blankets, size 12 shoes (or size 15W for another guy sorely in need of shoes), lotion, small bottles of hand sanitizer.

Pantry goes on. The needs continue. Please remember Pantry as you shop for your own home:

Metal spatula, metal slotted cooking spoons (need for the Kitchen), canned chicken, peanut butter, ramen noodles, cereal, crackers.

Be good to one another.

- Barbi

Two New Exhibits 

The Parish Gallery is participating in Innovations in Textiles 2019, a regional fiber arts collaboration being presented this fall.  Two fiber arts exhibits are open now and we encourage you to stop by and enjoy them.  In the main gallery in the north parish hall is the group exhibit “Not Our Usual Go To,” in which artists explore fiber techniques that they normally don’t work with in their regular art practice.  Participating artists include Gina Alvarez, Suzy Farren, Carlene Fullerton, Eden Harris, Barbara Holmes, Kelly Larson, Jean Lopez, Alan Masterson, and Janice Wallace.  

Also, our own Gil Fisher, a beloved Trinitarian who died ten years ago, September 14, was an avid needlepoint artist who designed and created needlepoint pieces inspired by his love of dance and movement.  “Remembering Gil Fisher:  Movement/Memoriam” collects more than a dozen of these pieces for a second fiber arts show in the Memorial Gallery.  The unframed pieces are available for acquisition in exchange for a donation to Trinity.  Please email if you see a piece of Gil’s work you would like to take home.

Trinity to be Subject of Panel Discussion at Missouri Historical Society

Since the 1960s St. Louis’s LGBTQIA+ community has found an affirming place of worship and belonging at Trinity. Over the years we have welcomed the Mandrake Society, Gay American Youth and others to meet here. Plans are in the works for Trinity Church to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places for this role.

Trinity’s long relationship with the LGBTQIA+ community will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Missouri Historical Society in Forest Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 6. Trinitarians and their guests are urged to attend. More info at:

Invite a Friend to The Table at Trinity!

Come to The Table and bring a friend. The Table at Trinity is our new Saturday night service at 5pm. To introduce the new service and help it grow, we ask each of you to attend on a Saturday night and bring a friend who might enjoy this service. The Table is a welcoming, inclusive and informal worship service for those seeking connection and meaning. Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word about The Table at Trinity!

Episcopal Relief and Development is accepting donations to their Hurricane Relief Fund which helps vulnerable communities devastated by Hurricane Dorian and other ravaging storms. Find more information at:

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We keep in our prayers those who are ill or in need

Sharron Underwood

Dorothy Becvar

Barbara Bradshaw

Charlene Wright
Frank Schottler
Martha Ficklen
Stephen Nichols
Bruce Baldwin
Betsey Gardner
Jeff Farris

Friends and Relatives:

Sue, friend of Jeff Wunrow, cancer.

Finlay Nayler, Mary Patton's grandson, diagnosed with cancer.

Pat R., friend of Cathy Tierney, bladder cancer.

Greyson Weather, Betsey Gardner’s grandson, 7 years old recovering from open heart surgery.

Brittany, Carmen, Jennifer, Darolyn, Elizabeth, Katherine, Mecca and the women of the county jail meditation fellowship, friends of Mary Taylor

Birthdays: Joyce von Glahn, Denver Wright, Tom Kirk III, Darrell Berg, John McGuire..

For the Clergy of the Diocese: The Rev. Dawn Victoria-Mitchell, the Rev. Teresa Danieley, the Rev. Jan O'Neil

Serving in the Military: Maj. John Worland, serving at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama

Departed: Lana Cox (Jeff Wunrow's aunt), John Gotscha (Jeff Wunrow's cousin)


Trinity is a progressive Episcopal Church where our commitment to the radical gospel of Christ calls us to worship God, welcome the seeker, sustain the faithful, and serve those in need.


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